Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical

Timothy Keller. Viking, $27 (336p) ISBN 978-0-525-95415-6
Prolific author Keller (The Reason for God), founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, again reaches out to skeptics, inviting them to think through their suspicions of religion and/or God. Keller has written a number of Christian apologetics, and this one is aimed more at "nones"—the religiously unaffiliated or uninterested—than at committed atheists; the polemical debate with hardcore atheist materialists has moved on. Keller is knowledgeable about contemporary philosophy and can offer intriguing arguments grounded in that discourse; the book is richer for those familiar with the work of philosopher Charles Taylor and other contemporary critics of hyperindividualism. Keller's clarity of expression rests on 60 pages of footnotes, roughly one fifth of the book. This is not for the drive-by reader looking for self-help gospel truths, but those interested in acquaintance and engagement with the use of reason in argumentation will find an open door, nagging questions, and a lot to learn. Agent: David McCormick, McCormick Literary. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/15/2016
Release date: 09/20/2016
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